Web-based faxing service aids regulatory compliance
Webley Systems introduced an
Internet-based faxing service that lets users send and receive faxes securely —
without using a fax machine.
Webley said the new service, called
CommuniKate Fax, is aimed at organizations faced with complying with new
consumer privacy protection laws, such as the Health Insurance Portability
Accountability Act (HIPAA). That law requires that medical facilities, schools,
insurance companies and others secure private information, such as patient
records, medical reports, human resources documents and accident claims. With
traditional faxing, such information is sometimes left at the fax machine, open
for all to see. With CommuniKate Fax, no one but the e-mail recipient has access
to incoming documents.
“With our new service, you don’t have
to worry about who’s reading your documents,” said Darius Reneau, Webley’s chief
marketing officer. “Your information stays confidential and gets into the hands
of only the right people.”
How it works
The service lets users utilize their
existing e-mail accounts to send, receive and store faxes. Each customer
receives a unique toll-free number for receiving faxes. The service then
converts incoming faxes sent to the customer’s number into e-mail attachments,
which it then forwards along to the customer’s e-mail account.
CommuniKate Fax also lets users set up
rules for receiving and storing incoming faxes. They can set up separate e-mail
accounts depending on the area code of the fax sender, the time of day received
and other parameters in order to customize the incoming fax workflow, the
company said. All filtering and delivery requirements are set by the customer
via a password-protected Web site. The site also lets users access transmission
and detailed call reports, upload and manage distribution lists from computers
or handheld devices, store and retrieve previously faxed documents, and send
CommuniKate Fax costs $11.95 per month,
plus eight cents per minute for all inbound and outbound faxes. There is no
charge for e-mail transmissions and no limit to the number of documents that can
be transmitted. For more information, visit Webley here.
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